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  • The University of Alaska Southeast is offering an online, self-paced course in marine electrical systems for fishermen who want to be able to work on their own boats and know when to call the pros. “It’s geared toward people like commercial fishermen, people who own a boat and w...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:08pm
  • Let us pause now and consider the glory of sunrises and sunsets. Holy electromagnetic spectrum! Have we been having some awesome turnings of the planet recently. Except for those bright summer days where the sun barely rises and sets, Alaska can be counted on to deliver respectable sun shows. Octobe...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Alaska Bible Institute began its 49th year of training and equipping Christians for life and ministry this month.   What words would describe nearly half a century of hard work and faith? Pastor Ray Arno leans back at his desk. “Brief,” he pauses, thinking, then adds, “rewarding.” Arno ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:58pm
  • Brenda Dolma takes a seat in front of the small stage at Homer Council on the Arts. Her glasses and a script lay on the floor next to her bare feet. With a clear voice, she calls out to the students gathered around her.  “Cast! Please get your props ready and lets start at the top.” So “H...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:28pm
  • Every Day of the Dead needs a night of fashion — right? “Noche de Moda” is the theme for this year’s Wearable Arts show, and Kari Multz, who has been part of the show for nearly 30 years, says it’s going to be a fun one.  Although the theme for the show is inspired by Day of the Dead,...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:25pm
  • The Salmon Project will continue its statewide “King of Fish” book drop this Sunday, Oct. 26, at Two Sisters Bakery in Homer.  Between 9 and 11 a.m., book drop organizers will hand out 100 free copies of “King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon,” by David Montgomery along with $5 ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:10pm
  • From the catacombs below the Palais Garnier in the ninth arrondissment of Paris comes a story of love, loss and languish. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel “The Phantom of the Opera” is a worldwide sensation, smashing theatrical and box office records for th...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:09pm
  • So there I am, fussing around in the west garden and I get buzzed by a hummingbird. This is October. Granted, we had a family of four in residence all summer. I think there may be a nest to be seen when the leaves are gone.  Little is known about the migratory habits of hummingbirds, but Alaska...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:24am
  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, an organization that represents about 70 percent of the fleet, has launched a program to help the next generation of crabbers get into fishery. The program takes a minimum of 10 percent of any block of crab IFQs for sale and offers it to active captains a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:31am
  • Homer Council on the Arts holds an art supply sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the basement of its building on Pioneer Avenue. Donated and leftover art supplies have accumulated, and HCOA is selling items like frames, mat board, paint and more. All supplies are sold first come, first served, wit...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:02pm

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